Dog leads way to missing 5-year-old boy

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the missing 5-year-old boy with autism Scotty Meyer has been found safe and he appears physically unharmed. The child was found by a volunteer searcher's dog in a wooded area near the Mississippi River about a half mile from his home. The boy went missing about noon Tuesday near Prescott, Wis., and hundreds searched for him.

There were about 200 people searching for Scotty Meyer and more than 1,000 volunteers organizing for more searches at a high school when 5-year-old Scotty Meyer was found Wednesday morning, KARE 11 reports. The autistic boy went missing near Prescott, Wis., at about noon Tuesday.

A golden retriever belonging to volunteer searcher found the boy, the Star Tribune reports. The volunteer offered the child a water bottle and he immediately drank half of it.

WCCO reports the dog has no search training – it's an 8-year-old house pet. WCCO has more on the pooch that saved the day:

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